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Thea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way home she becomes a witness to a murder. Suddenly, with the shot of a bullet, she’s thrust into a world she had no idea existed. But what’s Thea to do when the darkness that could swallowThea James is scraping by and trying to make a decent life for herself. She keeps her nose clean and stays out of trouble, trying to do what she can to pay the bills. One night on her way home she becomes a witness to a murder. Suddenly, with the shot of a bullet, she’s thrust into a world she had no idea existed. But what’s Thea to do when the darkness that could swallow her is exactly where she wants to go?Salvatore Costello is the boss in the Los Angeles mafia. He’s in charge of everything, and that includes who he allows in his inner circle. He’s spent his whole life not letting anyone close to him because he knows what the consequences could be. But one night changes everything. She’s a witness and she needs to be taken care of, but after one touch, he’s redefining what that means. Is she strong enough to lead his empire? Will she be ripe enough to give birth to one? Warning: This is dark, dirty, baby-making smut. This guy is after Thea, and he’s got a plan to keep her from getting away. Want to take a guess at what that is? Hint: There’s absolutely no birth control in this book. If you want it, come and get it! We’ve got you covered....

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ISBN : 36068050
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Number of Pages : 171 Pages
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kingpin Reviews

  • Candace
    2018-12-15 07:17

    As far as smutty, short stories go, 'Kingpin' was okay. When I picked it up, I was looking for a distraction between "heavier" books. It was just the type of shallow read that I needed to pass some time while recovering from a book hangover.The heroine, Thea James, is a young waitress struggling to make ends meet. Coming home from work late one night, she happens upon a murder in progress. That is how she draws the attention of Salvatore Costello, the head of the L. A. mafia.When Salvatore realizes that there's a witness to his crime, he sets out to find her and eliminate the threat. However, following the young woman home, he finds himself more interested in protecting her and possessing than anything else. He gives her money and lets her know that he'll be watching.What follows is a huge helping of insta-love and some cheesy goodness. While I expected this novella to have a darker feel to it, it ended up being a pretty light read. Despite being taken by Salvatore, Thea is treated more like a princess than a captive. There's little more than a half-hearted attempt to fight back on her behalf.That being said, I knew what I signed on for when I picked up this novella. I didn't expect well-developed characters, a plausible storyline or a meaningful connection. This isn't that type of story.As far as smutty, short novellas go, this one is pretty "middle of the road". It was ridiculous at times, hot at others. It can easily be read in one sitting and was just the type of distraction I was looking for at the time. So, it served it's purpose for me. Would I read it again? Nope. Was it okay for some quick, smutty entertainment? Sure.

  • Coco.V
    2018-11-30 01:14

    "The night I first saw her was the night her life changed forever. Some might say it changed for the worse, but she says it’s for the better. All I know is, I plan on living until the end of time because this angel won’t go where I’ll go when my lights go out. She’s absolutely pure, and I’ve brought her into my world, into the underground mafia. I should’ve let her go when I had the chance, but I’m an only child. What’s mine is mine."3.5 Stars - Kingpin is a great addition to the Breeding Series. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick and smutty insta-love read about the boss in the Los Angeles mafia Salvatore Costello, who will do whatever it takes to get sweet virgin Thia James into his arms forever. Whenever I’m looking for a book to curl up with and make me tingle all over I pick a book of Alexa Riley. And this one was no exception. The cherry on the cake was the enjoyable sexy bonus story about Giovanni and Emma. These two were explosive together in the best kind of way and their sweet and steamy story kept me entertained all the way through.

  • Alexa Riley
    2018-12-08 03:23

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  • ♡Tonya♡
    2018-12-02 02:16

    IT'S LIVE!*ARC RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **4.5 stars Well, they have done it again. Sexy mafia Kingpin and virginal, down on her luck heroine. Both main character where extremely likable. This is actually one of my all time favorite Alexa Riley stories to date.-no cheating or ow/om drama whatsoever -hero had been celibate a long time, virgin heroine -no pushing away -instalove -hot and steamy with talk of breeding-some mafia violence but no details -great epilogue

  • Lisa
    2018-12-08 08:24

    3.5 stars!

  • Bookloverme
    2018-11-25 04:20

    5+++++ Stars I've been waiting for another book of Breeding series and finally, it's here! I really really loved this book! It's one of my favorite AR books! I love safe mafia stories and I love that in this book, the mafia doesn't hurt women and children or even do drugs and there's no sexual abuse/rape. It's perfect! I wish AR would write more mafia stories like this.Both stories were really good. I loved both couples but I loved Salvatore the most!The first story is about Salvatore and Thea. She's working two jobs and was on her way home when she witnessed a murder. Salvatore is the boss in the Los Angeles mafia and he's the one she saw killed a man. He ran after her and she's so scared he'll kill her but at the same time, she felt safe.I loved Salvatore! He's the perfect OTT alpha male! I loved the epilogues! (view spoiler)[Marriage with kids. (hide spoiler)]SAFETY:(view spoiler)[Age: Salvatore-30 and Thea-early twentiesCheating: None Love Triangle: None OW/OM drama: None. She has a neighbor who gives her the creeps. The man told Salvatore Thea's his girl and that he's helping her out so he can leave. When the man found out who Salvatore was, he got scared and Sal did what he always do to men like him. Sex scene with OW/OM: None Abuse: None. It was mentioned a man physically abused his family but that's it. Push and Pull: None Separation: None Virgin/Celibate/Manwhore: She's a virgin. He's celibate for a long time. No mention of his sexual past. He never let any woman in his house and his heart. Only her.Condoms: No condom used. I assumed he used condoms before. Possible Pet Peeves/Triggers: spanking; mafia violence (hide spoiler)]The second story is about Giovanni and Emma.He's Salvatore's right hand man and best friend. It was his idea for Sal and Thea to hire Emma. They needed a live-in nanny for the baby and Emma's the right one for the job. I also loved the epilogues. (view spoiler)[Marriage with lots of kids. (hide spoiler)]SAFETY:(view spoiler)[Age: Not mentionedCheating: None Love Triangle: None OW/OM drama: None Sex scene with OW/OM: None Abuse: None Push and Pull: Not really. She tried to avoid him at first. Separation: None Virgin/Celibate/Manwhore: She's a virgin. I'm not sure if he's a virgin or celibate for a long time. He was never seen with any woman and he said he waited for her. No mention of his sexual past. Condoms: No condom used. Possible Pet Peeves/Triggers: None (hide spoiler)]

  • Jen
    2018-12-18 06:06

    This is another short story that was full of insta- love/lust! Alexa Riley 'a books are guaranteed to keep you wiggling in your chair!!! "Kingpin " wasn't my favourite story but it had everything that I've come to expect when reading one of her books... this instalment at times was a little too corny for me but all in all it was a treat!!

  • Sophia Triad
    2018-12-09 02:13

    This book consists of two stories with almost equal length and these also include almost the same characters.Let’s also not forget that this is book 4 in “Breeding” series. So expect 1. a lot of breed-talking and 2. a lot of actions that aim to breeding and3. an unbelievable storySo, also expect1. no condoms or any form of contraception and2. love and lust at first sight and 3. an over the top male who has just chosen the mother of his future children and he cannot wait to become a dad:Story 1: Salvatore Costello and TheaSalvatore is the mafia boss of Los Angeles, Thea is the poor hardworking girl who saw him murdering someone. Salvatore cannot wait to make her his. He has even had a baby-room ready for their babies.“I’m going to get you pregnant on the first try, Thea. I want you filled with my baby before the night is over, so spread your legs wide.”Story 2: Giovanni and EmmaGiovanni is Salvatore’s right-hand man and has been his best friend since he was ten, Emma is Thea’s new babysitter. Gio has been looking for his special girl since forever, when he notices Emma he knows that his search is over.This is why I waited for her. Because no other woman could ever compare. This is why she’s going to be the mother of my children, because I don’t want my babies calling anyone else their mama.

  • Denna✌
    2018-12-10 09:09

    Loved it!!! Super hot and has some super hot and sweet OTT alpha heroes

  • Karla
    2018-12-12 04:27

    3.5 stars!

  • Deborah
    2018-12-19 02:07

    Now while I'm a fan of Alexa Riley's books I have to be honest and say this one just didn't really work for me.Firstly it ends at 55% which wasn't what I expected and while Alexa is all about the smut, insta-love and in the case of this breeding series the babies it left too many unanswered questions.Why was she evicted after he'd bought the building and he didn't know about it?Who's Creed and what was all that about?Who was the guy in the house who said:“What do we have here? Castello has a new girl?” Surely all his men were fully aware of who Thea was and would be to him? I mean seriously he's decorated a nursery as well as buying clothes etc for her.I know these aren't the kind of books you look too closely at but I don't like loose ends.Giovanni and EmmaThis was very similar to Salvatore and Thea's story both Gio and Emma are likeable characters and theirs made a nice little read and moved this up to 3*.

  • Gi's Spot Reviews
    2018-11-24 01:31

    Hot Damn!!!!What's better them a OTT breeding crazy Alpha?! That's right, TWO OTT Alpha crazy to put some babies in their one true love! AR sure surprise me with Gio's story, when this was already OTT delicious with Salvatore, so yep, melting HOT smutty perfection times TWO!!! Oh, and did I tell you Gil has been waiting all his life for this woman?! Yep, I don't think I need to say anymore, just GET IT NOW!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3ARC kindly provided by authors for an honest review

  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    2018-12-14 04:18

    Holy mother of breeding books, this sucker was STEAM-EEEE!! When you settle in to read this book, you need to do a few things.1. Forego the undies, you won't need them ;)2. Grab a fan or glass water. Trust me!3. Keep your significant other nearby. ;)Okay, now that we've covered the rules, here's the breakdown: Thea James witnesses a murder on her way home from work. That single moment changes her entire life. She's thrown head-first into the world of the Los Angeles mafia. Salvatore Costello is the boss of the LA mafia. He's tough as nails, but instantly melts when he lays eyes on Thea.You guys know the A.R. drill right? What you get from them is a totally OTT, insta-everything, warp speed love affair. If you're down with smutty goodness, this one is for you. Thea and Sal meet under the worst conditions, but that doesn't prevent them from finding love.What I loved: Sal is hard and ruthless, but also a good guy who dotes on Thea. Thea is sweet and caring. She's the perfect heroine for this type of romance. I enjoyed how much Sal wanted to care for her. It was definitely over the top, but what girl wouldn't want to be swept off her feet and protected by the biggest, baddest, badass around? I'd be down with that!This was another win from the dynamic duo of smutty yumminess! And the bonus is even better. Oh my gah, I loved Emma and Gio so much! Grab this one as soon as it releases!For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog

  • Alex ♈
    2018-12-09 07:12

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  • Elle
    2018-12-01 09:25

    2*STARS!Breeding series? Sounds yummy! But unfortunately, AR has lost their touch. Same formula like previous books and it's getting olddd. Anyway, Kingpin has a bit edgier theme for the main hero as a cartel boss.Thea James (I thought she's Theo James's twins. LOL!) witnessed a murder in the dark alley on the way to home. Surprisingly, Salvatore Costello let her go and determined to make her as his 'breeding' mate. Wow, right?The sex was pretty tame. Salvatore is totally OTT caveman with all his possessiveness. He basically kidnapped Thea until she agreed to be his. Well, damn... A Cinderella story in a weird way. Also there's another side story about Salvatore's cousin and it was really boring. Almost the same like Thea's 'forced' breeding. Not a big fans with half of dozen babies pop out everywhere. Yikes!

  • Maya
    2018-12-18 08:20

    I've only read the first story and not the second one, since I think if you read them timely so close together, the AR magic will fade. As per usual you get OTT alpha male that is super (over)protective of his loved one. The plot for this book is not a boring one and I enjoyed how the story played out. There were moments where I felt like it was way way too unrealistic but that's AR for you. The story works for me and since it's such a quick read, you are fully able to enjoy it.

  • Jayme
    2018-11-26 07:33

    It was good and surprise, surprise, not one but two very hot stories. The authors well knew that after the first story we would beg for Gio story. And we have it, so thank you for that! The first one gave me this amazing dose of excitement and fun, the second is more insta love but no less hot. Not one but two hot alpha male, mafia boss and his right hand. Who would say no to that? I really like these stories. Particularly first because it is more built and has this amazing, sassy heroine who likes to be feisty. This is one of the better recent books from Alexa Riley. So I can calmly recommend it for a hot, quick evening with book for you.***ARC kindly provided for an honest review. Thank you!

  • Jenny
    2018-12-02 03:28

    I love love love mafia stories and this one was amazing. It had not one but two stories with 2 amazing couples. Virginal sweet heroines, obsessed, crazy in love, over the top celibate (and maybe virgin) heroes and lots of babies! Cheesy and steamy! Alexa Riley never fails! Love the breeding series.

  • Trish
    2018-12-04 01:18

    What can I say? Yes, I read written porn. No I'm not ashamed of it, although I would call Alexa Riley a guilty pleasure. The stories are never too deep but DAMN those women can write steamy sex scenes!That being said, this is the 4th in the "Breeding" series of which I've read the first already. The other two didn't sound appealing so I skipped them. We have Thea, who is barely scraping by on her own after having grown up in a loveless "family". We also have Salvatore, the titular Kingpin (look at that cover *swoons*). One night on her way homefrom work, Thea witnesses Salvatore killing a man. He chases after her but when they meet, he "takes care of her" differently than you'd expect from a mobster.This 4th installment was steamy again but for some reason it felt more rushed than the first. I'm never too thrilled about the "breeding" aspect but looking forward to the rest (yes, I like the thought of a man willing to do anything for his woman and actually doing it too, I like "alpha males" that still value the input of their partners and respect them). There never is too deep a story to these books, of course, but I'm used to AR giving us something more than I was given here. Thus, the sex scenes are good but not as good as in other stories (too short, like the rest).

  • Melanie (mells_view)
    2018-12-17 03:34

    I mean...For a super smutty Alexa Riley this started out very very strong. I mean it took a very long time to get to the baby batter flinging. I actually can say I really enjoyed the main plot of this one. Hey if you like mafia smut, this is a winner!As always it was a inbetween book for me, but I actually liked Kingpin.

  • C
    2018-11-24 02:10

    ARC4.5/52 stories!! Sal and Thea and Gio and Emma!-Both 100% safe-Both insta love-Both virgin h's- Both celibate H's-Both OTT Alpha-Both no OW bra a OT pushing away-Both HEA with epiloguesBOTH a must read!! Another hot hot hot read from AR!!

  • Chitra *CJ*
    2018-12-19 08:06

    YASSSSSSSSSSSI.WANT.MAH.SMUT.*SPREADS AND WAITS* Kingpin in the story of Thea and Salvatore, and also contains the bonus story of Gio and Emma- and it's our favorite brand of AR smut with loads of breeding!I loved this no-glove love, dirty talk filled two above short length stories- which had loads of baby batter and just plain kinky brand of sex.I've been in a book slump and it was a great book to bring me out.Safe 4.5/5Ps. Love the cover.

  • Raine
    2018-11-25 01:23

    Two sexy stories!!!There are two stories in this book. The first story is about Salvatore (Sal) and the second one is about his best friend Giovanni (Giovanni). I love these strong alpha men that turn to mush with the right woman.

  • Treece
    2018-11-20 02:25

    Rating: Four starsTwo-fer collection of hot insta-lurv when code-card carrying mobsters meet pristine virgins struggling to survive in a harsh world. The goal? Is to find the right woman, seize her, and protect her. The mission? To claim the chosen female and breed heirs.There's loads of chivalry and dirty-talk, along with hot graphic scenes that will sear your brain and eyeballs.Here's to team Alex Riley, doing what they do best and do well.

  • Erin
    2018-12-02 03:17

    I thought this was one of the best ones in awhile.

  • Elizarey
    2018-12-19 04:17

    Wow.... Sooo fucking SEXY!!!!!! Sometimes I don't feel like AR hits the spot but Kingpin and Flight Risk (the last novella they released) have been top notch smut!! I'm obsessed with the two sexy alpha baby crazed males!!! Yes TWO sexy guys for us to drool over. AR loves us and they gave us a bonus story! Go give Kingpin a read! It's SEXY!ALSO; The Breeding Series is my favourite series by Alexa Riley! Let's get some babies up in here!!!

  • Kathleen Lynn
    2018-11-28 02:09

    four smut stars

  • Jos
    2018-12-10 04:05

    4 Hot n Sexy StarsYes, it was short, sexy, hot and sweet:) Another quick read that's filled with OTT yumminess!

  • Steffi De Ceuster♥
    2018-12-12 07:25

    Salvatore & TheaI really enjoyed this short and steamy story, It's how I like my A R fill!Also Mafia is just one of my favorites, I have many favorites but this is a sure thing.For me it might have been a bit longer!Giovanni & EmmaI liked their meeting and the couple of weeks that followed.This was a fast one, but oh so enjoyable! Fast and hot! Just how we like some parts! Short review short books that I don't want to spoil by telling to much.

  • Maria...
    2018-12-13 06:33

    This was pretty hot! I enjoyed reading these two stories! Salvatore and Giovanni were Hot and possessive and ready to kill to get their women! These smuts had me all excited and yearning for more! They were the usual AR's books, so that means Orgasms were in order and some swooning too!!! And lots of babies for the HEA! ;))